Srinagar: The High Court on Wednesday asked government to reply within a week on moving Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Asiya Andrabi and her aide Sofi Fehmeeda from Amphala Jail, Jammu to a jail in Kashmir.
The court response came after Advocate Mian Abdul Qayoom pleaded before the court it was against
law to lodge her a Jammu, and that “lodgement of the detenue at Srinagar is in accordance with the law laid down by the Supreme Court in the constitutional bench judgment rendered in the case of AK Roy vs Union of India”.
He pleaded to the court that detainees should be dealt under law and should be brought from Jammu to Kashmir so that their families can meet with them. He also pressed before court that government must file
a response for the consideration of shifting detainees under law.
In its previous direction, court had directed government for considering shifting Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Asiya Andrabi and Fehmeeda Sofi from Jammu to a jail in Kashmir, but no response from government on this issue was received by court. The court Tuesday sought directions from government to file reply within one week’s time.
The court had also directed the government to take steps for proper medical treatment of the ailing DeM chief.